4 Alternatives to Typical Thailand Tourism
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4 Alternatives to Typical Thailand Tourism

by Emily Sussell Thailand’s flavorful food, picturesque beaches, unique culture and friendly locals make it an increasingly popular destination. While backpacking in Thailand myself, I was impressed by how tightly their tourism business was run. It seemed like a really easy place to fall into “tourist traps,” spending unnecessary amounts of money on unexceptional experiences. … Continue reading

Yes, Couch Surfing is Safe! (And Awesome)
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Yes, Couch Surfing is Safe! (And Awesome)

by Emily Sussell Many people I have uttered the words “Couch Surfing” to in conversation have looked at me like I said “shooting up heroin” and exclaimed, Couch Surfing? Is that safe?!” Justifiably, so. At first glance, the concept of using¬†Couchsurfing.com is absurd; why would someone want to invite a ¬†stranger from the other side … Continue reading

Homeless in Heaven
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Homeless in Heaven

by Emily Sussell After road tripping through Australia’s outback with four complete strangers (found on Gumtree.com, Australia’s Craigslist equivalent) I arrived in Darwin, Northern Territory with as much of a life plan as a goldfish. My new friends (two French, one German and one Japanese) and I were all enamored with the road trip lifestyle. … Continue reading